Unit 3 - Chapter 5: Biography
Sybil Ludington lived in Fredericksburg, New York which is now known as Ludingtonville. Her father, Colonel Henry Ludington, was commander of the Dutchess County Militia.
On the evening of April 26, 1777, Colonel Ludington learned that a British army was attacking Danbury, Connecticut. Danbury was about 20 miles away from Ludingtonville. Sybil rode at night through rough country to warn Patriots about the attack.
Colonel Ludington’s militia chased the British troops from the area. Later, Sybil was thanked personally by General George Washington.
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Sybil Ludington Stamp
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